St Annes is a conversion and reinstatement project located in the heart of a leafy Victorian Dublin inner suburb. The neighbourhood is characterised by red brick and granite squares, terraces and villas.  St Annes is a listed redundant hospital located at the heart of this conservation neighbourhood. The design included the conversion of a large three storey Villa to commercial offices, the reinstatement of four  three storey terrace houses to residential use and the insertion of  new contemporary housing in the gardens to the rear. The original terrace of houses has been converted into eight self-contained duplex units with all the original rooms and features retained or reinstated. A new full height atrium is located between the rear wall of the Victorian terrace and a new contemporary pavilion building housing  1 and 2 bed apartments on three levels. 

 

 

These new apartments with full width balconies overlook a central landscaped  garden under which is located a parking basement for all the residents.  At the rear of the site and accessed by a mews lane are 8 x two storey mews houses. These generous family dwellings have a distinctive deep plan with all the living areas located under a glazed butterfly roof at first floor level. The accommodation is planned around a central double height courtyard allowing the house to be filled with light despite it’s deep narrow plot. The mews houses with large rear  patios form the northern enclosure to the central garden.  

Portrait of author John O'Mahony

TEXT BY: JOHN O'MAHONY

Author: John O'Mahony

  • Address Central Dublin
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  • Size28 dwellings
  • Status Completed
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